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Public Art Sought for Transit Station

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) seeks artists interested in creating public art for the new Irvington station in Fremont, California.

BUDGET: Design phase:  $70,000   Fabrication/Installation:  $1,000,000

ELIGIBILITY:  Professional artists and artist-led teams eligible to work in the U.S.; artist must have at least 5 years’ professional experience with public art integrated into public structures

DEADLINE:  October 23, 2020

Review full RFQ here.

The selected artist/team will be issued two separate Agreements. The first Agreement will be a contract with BART for design services; the second will be with the selected General Contractor (“Contractor”) for the fabrication and installation phase of the art project. During the design phase, the artist/team will confer with BART to determine which art elements will be fabricated by the artist/team and which elements the Contractor will fabricate. The Contractor, under consultation from the artist/team, will install all art elements.

Potential areas for artwork may include but are not restricted to:

  • A glass treatment for the north façade of building
  • The south façade adjacent to the elevator and staircase
  • The east façade of the second level office enclosure
  • The pedestrian bridge on the east side of the station connecting to Osgood Road
  • The ground plane at the plaza adjacent to entrance stairway
  • Platform and concourse fencing enclosures
  • Concourse level elevator enclosure

What to Submit

  1. Up to 10 images of past work
  2. Annotated image list
  3. Artist statement of interest (500 words)
  4. Resume
  5. List of 3 professional references

How to Apply

Apply ONLINE ONLY using the Submittable system.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Jennifer Easton, JEaston@bart.gov not later than 5:00 p.m. PDT on October 16, 2020. Please use “Irvington RFQ Inquiry” in the subject heading of your email.

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